Light and humorous and full of unforgettable characters,
This review is from: Thirtynothing (Paperback)
Thirty Nothing was published over ten years ago and I've read it many times but the book is still as fresh and fun now as the first time I read it. Dig and Nadine have a wonderful, close friendship and I could feel Nadine's pain as she felt it slipping away, both while they were at school and years later as adults. Delilah was the epitome of cool when she arrived at the school; mysterious and beautiful, immediately popular and Nadine didn't feel she could compete for Dig's attention and her insecurities return upon seeing Delilah again.
Thirty Nothing is an amusing book, particularly Dig's interaction with Delilah's little dog that Dig ends up looking after. Dig can't stand the being around the shivering, whimpering dog to begin with but you can see an odd bond develop over time. One of my favourite parts of the book was a drunken answerphone message which involved Dig and his willy.
As well as the fun aspects of the book, there is also a bit of mystery surrounding Delilah - why did she disappear from Dig's life so suddenly twelve years ago and why is she back now?
The book is written in Lisa Jewell's light, easy and humorous style and is full of big, unforgettable characters. It's a story of lost and unrequited love, friendship and discovering it isn't always possible to go back and recreate what you once had.